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Municipal Bond Outlook for 2024

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Municipal Bond Outlook for 2024

One of the positive aspects of sustained high-interest rates is higher yields on bonds, particularly high-quality municipal bonds. It is possible that 2024 will present a different scenario as the Federal Reserve begins a schedule of monetary easing by reducing … Continue reading

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Considerations For Paying Off a Mortgage Early

For many, buying a home is the biggest asset they will ever own. However, you aren’t able to fully benefit from that asset until you pay off the mortgage; until then it is technically a liability. The most common length … Continue reading

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How to Manage Taxes in Retirement

The biggest difference between managing taxes throughout your career versus during retirement is that when you are retired, you are responsible for calculating how much you owe and paying it on a timely basis. Retirees normally have several different income … Continue reading

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2024 Cost of Living Adjustments

In one year’s time, the U.S. inflation rate dropped by more than half, from 8.2 percent in September 2022 to 3.7 percent in September of 2023. If there is a downside to lower inflation, it’s a lower cost of living … Continue reading

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Work and Social Security Benefits

You can work and still receive Social Security benefits, but how much you receive depends on a number of factors. First, if you do plan to continue working after becoming eligible to receive benefits, you might consider delaying filing for … Continue reading

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Widow/er Social Security Benefits

A widow or widower is eligible for a survivor’s benefit from Social Security even if they never worked – as long as the deceased spouse qualified for benefits based on his or her own income record. Also, note that surviving … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of a Reverse Stock Split

When a company decides to conduct a reverse stock split, also referred to as a stock consolidation, the number of shares available to investors is reduced. In a normal (forward) stock split, a company increases its number of outstanding shares … Continue reading

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